Bringing to a close one chapter of the escort scandal that rocked the Louisville basketball program, the NCAA is expected to release its notice of allegations this week. The investigation, which has been a year in the works, stems from allegations made by Katina Powell, a self-proclaimed escort who says she was paid to dance for and have sex with players and recruits.
The university is expected to make the notice of allegations public on Thursday.
Louisville, in anticipation of sanctions as a result of the investigation, has already imposed a reduction on scholarships and a restriction on recruiting and campus visitations for prospects. The report will not contain any prescribed disciplinary action, but will give an indiction as to the severity of the infractions deemed by the NCAA.
Additional sanctions could include a postseason ban and the forfeiture of wins, potentially including the 2013 national championship.
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Coach Rick Patino does not expect any further sanctions as he feels those that have already been self-imposed will be sufficient punishment.
Once the report is received by the university, they will have 90 days to respond to the allegations.
The NCAA will then have 60 days to review Louisville’s response.
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